Natural High Music is a production duo, independent record label and sound system established in 2013 by Kingston, Jamaica musicians Jordan “Tallman” Armond and Blaise ‘Binghi” Davis.
Combining electronic sounds, hip-hop grooves and techniques from reggae’s Golden Era into a signature future roots sound, the duo have worked with the top acts acts in Jamaica’s era-defining roots revival scene, including Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, and Kelissa, whose 2017 LP, Spellbound, was entirely produced by Natural High.
Natural High’s sound first took the Kingston scene by storm with Urban Roots, a 2015 EP which produced prominent singles for acts including Lutan Fyah (“Royal Empress”), Dre Island (“Live Forever”), Keznamdi (“10 Pound’), Kelissa (“Best Kept Secret”) and Jovi Rockwell x Jesse Royal (who collaborated on “Mash Me Up”).
Quickly developing a strong catalog, Natural High hit the DJ circuit in true sound system fashion, taking their freshly cut records from the studio to the streets. Armed with a melodica, a slew of special effects and their favorite records, the duo’s performances proved to be a unique experience that attracted strong local and global recognition. Following up with shows in Mexico City, special vinyl releases in Japan, and features of their work from respected print media (Pitchfork, Reggaeville, Complex and The Fader), support continues to grow with each project.
Natural High Music will release their much-anticipated Urban Roots 2 LP through a joint venture with Delicious Vinyl Island, the new Caribbean music offshoot from iconic hip-hop label, Delicious Vinyl. The first single from the compilation project, “Reap What You Sow,” featuring up-and-coming Jamaican singer/deejay Royal Blu (out 4/27), is the inaugural release from Delicious Vinyl Island. Other featured artists on Urban Roots 2, due out this summer, include Capleton, Kabaka Pyramid, Wayne Marshall, Tessanne Chin as well as a posthumous collaboration from the late Crown Prince of Reggae Dennis Brown and the small axe Jesse Royal.
Watch the first three episodes of Natural High’s Chalice Palace video series featuring